Friday 17 January 2020

Reviewed: Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies and The Guided Fate Paradox

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies
The Guided Fate Paradox

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies
Nintendo 3DS download
*****

After a five-year stretch in Capcom's penitentiary the Ace Attorney series' unique mixture of courtroom battles, crime-scene investigation and finger gesticulation returns on the Nintendo 3DS as an eShop exclusive.

Defence lawyer Phoenix Wright reclaims his attorney's badge, but the story is equally that of his protégé Apollo Justice and the new multi-lingual protagonist Athena Cykes whose analytical psychology brings a new dimension to gameplay.

The Guided Fate Paradox

PlayStation 3

****

Developed by the team behind the Japanese RPG series Disgaea, this is a witty, randomly generating dungeon crawler about a dispirited teenage boy who becomes God after winning a raffle.

During a slow, dialogue-heavy tutorial, the protagonist makes objectifying remarks about a group of seven angels, each of whom guide, test and assist you through the game.

As you battle with enemies using a turn-based strategy system, the young protagonist matures, answering the prayers of humans and other characters.

Reviews: Oliver Cragg and David Crookes

 

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